Jumped the Shark?

Jumped the Shark?

Ralph Macchio, left, and William Zabka pose together at a screening of the Netflix show "Cobra Kai" during PaleyFest, Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

So Netflix just announced that season 6 of Cobra Kai will be its last. Did you see Season 5? Sure, there were a few loose ends but do we NEED season 6?

The problem with running a show too long is it gets stale and we get sick of it because the show is just out of ideas. The phrase “jump the shark” comes from an episode of Happy Days where the Fonz, complete with swim trunks and leather jacket actually jumped over a shark on water skis. It was at that moment that most of the Happy Days TV audience realized the show had run its course.¬†

In 2023, any show that puts out something cringe-worthy when it’s clear they ran stale is known to have “jumped the shark”. I don’t think any of us want to see Cobra Kai Jump the shark, so as much as I am going to miss that show, we should probably just be thankful it’s ending.

Even a 6th¬†season seems risky in terms of show quality. Let’s hope it karate kicks its way into the sunset peacefully.

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